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Sonhos Interrompidos - Como uma não conformidade tributária pode destruir o Sonho Americano de imigrantes não registrados - Parte...

by Gerald Nowotny on

Panorama - A Parte I desta série teve enfoque no pesadelo e problema imprevisto de declarações de impostos não apresentadas para imigrantes não registrados. As consequências de "empurrar o problema com a barriga"...more

Sonhos Interrompidos - Como uma não conformidade tributária pode destruir o Sonho Americano de imigrantes não registrados - Parte...

by Gerald Nowotny on

Panorama - As eleições presidenciais dos EUA entraram em uma fase de disputa com os partidos Republicano e Democrata realizando suas convenções nas próximas duas semanas para escolher Donald Trump e Hillary Clinton como...more

Broken Dreams - How Tax Non-Compliance Can Destroy the American Dream of Undocumented Immigrants - Part 2

by Gerald Nowotny on

Part I of this series focused on the unforeseen nightmare and problem of unfiled tax returns for undocumented immigrants. The consequences of “kicking the can down the road”, will have significant legal and financial...more

Broken Dreams - How Tax Non-Compliance Can Destroy the American Dream of Undocumented Immigrants - Part 1

by Gerald Nowotny on

Overview - The U.S. Presidential Elections have shifted into overdrive with both the Republican and Democratic holding their conventions over the next two weeks to select Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as their...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The South Carolina General Assembly is preparing for their second regular session and will officially convene on January 12, 2016. The House and Senate’s various committees have diligently debated the following during the...more

How Immigration Reform Will Impact Households Who Hire Nannies

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

Up until now much of the debate surrounding immigration reform has centered around providing a pathway to Citizenship for the 11 million or so undocumented people in the country. Many in this group currently work as...more

Non-Citizens Risk Immigration Status for Offshore Bank Accounts

by Moskowitz LLP on

The increased focus by the IRS on foreign income has generated a lot of news and a slew of criminal prosecutions. While US citizens need to consider the possibility of monetary penalties or a long prison sentence, resident...more

Tax Preparer Testimony May Lead to Deportation

by Sanford Millar on

Two cases when considered together raise the prospect that communications in writing and notes and recollections of conversations between taxpayers and return preparers may have serious consequences for members of the...more

Another Reason To File A Correct Return

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Filing a false income tax return can result in civil penalties, and also criminal fines and jail time. Now you can add deportation from the U.S. (if you are not a U.S. citizen) to the list of penalties. Mr....more

Deportation Ordered for Immigrant Tax Evader

by Sanford Millar on

A case that was decided February 21, 2012 by the United States Supreme Court should send shock waves through the resident alien community. Those persons, who are non-citizen U.S. resident taxpayers, face the prospect of...more

FBAR Conviction of NJ MD Affect Dual Nationals

by Sanford Millar on

On January 11, 2012 Michael Reiss, a physician from NJ was sentenced for failing to report offshore (Swiss) bank accounts(11:CR:0068),United States District Court SDNY. The sentencing memos of the U.S make some important...more

U.S. Supreme Court Grapples With Deportation for Tax Offenses

by Ronald Shapiro on

On November 7, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the question of whether aiding and abetting in the filing of a false statement on a tax return constitutes an aggravated felony for purposes of the Immigration and...more

Are FBAR Settlement Programs Provoking Expatriation?

by Sanford Millar on

Since 2009 the IRS and some state governments have initiated settlement programs designed to encourage taxpayers with offshore financial accounts to come forward with the expectation that by doing so they will avoid criminal...more

IRS to Address Problem of Fraudulent Tax Refunds to Nonresident Aliens

In a report the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) called on the IRS to improve its controls over the issuance of tax refunds to nonresident aliens so as to prevent making refunds in error. Once the...more

10 Illegal Immigrants Guilty of IRS Fraud

Ten illegal immigrants operating two tax preparation services that defrauded the IRS of about $13 million between 2006 and 2009 have pleaded guilty to all charges of mail fraud and illegal entry into the US. The ten...more

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